Video: Preseason Top 25 Basketball Rankings
Breaking down the national contenders heading into the 2018-19 season.
Head Coach: Pat HolmesLast Season:
23-4 (GEICO Nationals participant)
Players to Watch:Keion Brooks
(6-foot-8, Sr., F)Wendell Green Jr.
(5-11, Sr., G)Key Games/Events:
Nov. 13 - vs. SPIRE Institute (Geneva, Ohio)
Dec. 8 - vs. Center Grove (Greenwood, Ind.)
Dec. 17-21 - 'Iolani Classic (Honolulu)
Dec. 28 - vs. Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.)
— Hoop City Classic (Sioux Falls, S.D.)
Jan. 4 - vs. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)
— Cancer Research Classic (Wheeling, W. Va.)
Jan. 5 - vs. Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.)
— Cancer Research Classic
After getting his first season as Lakers head coachunder his belt, Holmes looks to guide the Indiana powerhouse to their fourth consecutive GEICO Nationals.
Depth will be the key for a talented Lakers rotation that will feature talented
newcomers Drumgoole, Green Jr., Polk and Lands — along with key returners Wojcik and Jakovic Kukic.
La Lumiere faces one of the toughest stretches of any team during the holiday season, bookended by trips to Honolulu and the 'Iolani Classic and Spalding Hoophall Classic, where the Lakers face Rancho Christian. They will also face Findlay Prep, Bishop Gorman and Montverde Academy during the rigorous month of basketball.
Look for the battle-tested group to be a tough out in New York just two years after winning their first national title event at the then-Dick's Nationals in 2017.